Telecom complaints jump by 35 per cent

Consumer complaints about Canadian telecom services rose by 35 per cent in the past year, with wireless services targeted by the bulk of unhappy customers for the fourth year in a row. Wireless

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Privacy commissioners issue guidelines for mobile apps

The privacy commissioners for Canada, Alberta and British Columbia jointly issued a set of guidelines today to help mobile developers bake privacy protection into their apps. The guidelines were released on the closing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian mobile payment firms sizing up Square’s move north

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has chosen Canada as the first global expansion market for his newest startup, Square Inc. As reported in today's FinancialPost, San Francisco-based Square isofficially launching in Canada today after

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Don’t just create tech talent, import it, Stanford U prez tells Waterloo

The Canadian government's proposed startup visa program may be onto something, at least when compared with recent remarks by a bastion of Silicon Valley tech training and education. Stanford University president John Hennessy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 19th, 2012 Christine Wong

Most Canadian startups don’t know equity crowdfunding is still illegal: survey

Although many members of Canada's startup community are eager to raise financing through crowdfunding, nearly two thirds don't even realize that equity crowdfunding is still illegal here. In a new online survey gauging

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

World’s biggest hackathon heads to Canada for first time ever

The world's largest hackathon hits Canada for the first time ever when Angel Hack comes to Toronto this winter. It'll be held at the Burroughes Building in downtown Toronto on Dec. 1and 2.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

A quarter of all ad dollars will be spent on digital campaigns by 2016: study

New online technologies will help create jobs and drive spending in Canada's $29-billion marketing industry over the next five years, a recent study suggests. Canadian businesses spent $29 billion on marketing in 2011,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

iPhone 5 accounts for one-third of smartphone activations in Canada

Apple Inc. can hardly avoid scrutiny as the most valuable corporation in the world, so it’s no surprise the iPhone 5 received some mocking following its unveiling by CEO Tim Cook. Critics were

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ooma offers Canadian SMBs another Internet-based phone alternative

Little known Ooma Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based vendor of HD-quality telephony services, is making Canadian small businesses an offer too good to refuse. The company's vice president of marketing Jim Gustke said

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 4th, 2012 Paolo Del Nibletto

Acer’s Iconia W700 tablet to hit Canada on Oct. 26

Acer has pulled back the cover on the Canadian launch of its W700 tablet, which will hit stores here on Oct. 26. It'sAcer's first ever Windows 8-native tablet, according to our sourcestory from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

Battle for talent pushing Canadian IT salaries higher

There's a war for IT talent being waged in Canada today, says Lara Dado, the regional vice-president for Robert Half International. The executive outlined the new compensation figures from the latestreport on IT

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 4th, 2012 Paolo Del Nibletto

Eventbrite tests global expansion waters in Canada

Ian Jeffrey was puzzled when he received an email recently from Eventbrite. Not just via Eventbrite, as in a message posted for him to seesomewhere on the online event management and ticketing site.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Canada’s malware rate tumbles vs global average

Canada is making some big headway in the battle against malware, with new figures showing our infection rate is just half that of the global average. Out of every 1,000 computers scanned, just

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Innovation slump is biggest drag on Canada’s competitiveness: report

Who dimmed the lights on Canadian innovation? That's the question being asked by the Conference Board of Canada inits new report, which blames Canada's lower global competitivenessranking on one major culprit: a lack

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2012 Christine Wong